n-Butyl Acetate
Title: n-Butyl Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 123-86-4
CAS Name: Acetic acid butyl ester
Molecular Formula: C6H12O2
Molecular Weight: 116.16
Percent Composition: C 62.04%, H 10.41%, O 27.55%
Line Formula: CH3COO(CH2)3CH3
Literature References: Prepd from acetic acid and butyl alcohol: Leyes, Othmer, Ind. Eng. Chem. 37, 968 (1945); Vogel, J. Chem. Soc. 1948, 624; Zettlemoyer et al., US 2644839 (1953 to FMC); Faith, Keyes & Clark's Industrial Chemicals, F. A. Lowenheim, M. K. Moran, Eds. (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 4th ed., 1975) pp 171-177. Toxicity data: H. F. Smyth et al., Arch. Ind. Hyg. Occup. Med. 10, 61 (1954).
Properties: Liquid. d2020 0.8826. bp 125-126°. mp -77°. n20D 1.3951. Flash pt, closed cup: 72°F (22°C). Sol in about 120 parts water at 25°; misc with alcohol, ether; sol in most hydrocarbons. LD50 orally in rats: 14.13 g/kg (Smyth).
Melting point: mp -77°
Boiling point: bp 125-126°
Flash point: Flash pt, closed cup: 72°F (22°C)
Index of refraction: n20D 1.3951
Density: d2020 0.8826
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 14.13 g/kg (Smyth)
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are headache, drowsiness, narcosis; irritation of eyes, upper respiratory system and skin. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 36.
Use: Manuf lacquer, artificial leather, photographic films, plastics, safety glass.

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